The international issue hitting Gladstone jobs

GLADSTONE’S biggest employer, the resources sector, is experiencing a downturn that hasn’t been seen by chief executive officers in 30 years.

Naked wife locked out by mad hubbie

A bikie associate accused of bashing a German backpacker at Noosa North Shore has unsuccessfully tried to have his case heard on the same day he was charged.

He picked up a piece of wood, hitting himself until she intervened.

Tributes pour in for Jimmy Bryant, 17, after fatal crash

Jimmy Bryant, 17, was killed in a car crash on Friday afternoon. Photo contributed.

Police have confirmed that Jimmy Bryant, 17, was killed in the crash

Road outside Gladstone club stained with blood after fight

Forensic police and detectives were back at the scene of the fight on Sunday morning.

Five men charged over 'brawl' outside The Boardroom Bar

'Fast' storm heading over Gladstone not connected to Cyclone

Dean Hepburn took this photo at Kawana Rockhampton and posted it on Higgins Storm Chasers’ Facebook page.

BOM said the storm will pass within two hours.

Tributes flowing for teen killed in crash

AN ANGEL: Tributes are flowing for Jimmy Bryant, the 17-year-old killed in a crash on Friday afternoon.

Biloela State High holds support sessions for students after crash

Girl injured in Calliope accident terrified by bus crash

A bushwalker has been taken to hospital suffering from exhaustion.

Madisyn Ninness had a sense of deja vu during yesterday's bus crash

'Growing up in Gladstone made us pretty resourceful'

But the best swimming hole in town was Steiners', located in New Auckland next to the golf course.

The best swimming hole in town was Steiners', in New Auckland

Federal taskforce makes Central Queensland a priority

OUT OF DATE: Capricorn Enterprise has made the call to get contemporary with our bullish art and replace it with something more in keeping with modern public art.

Opposition concerned about youth unemployment in Central Queensland

Deadly box jellyfish spotted at Gladstone Marina

DEADLY: Paul Druery took this photo of a box jellyfish at Gladstone Marina on Saturday morning.

Man sounds warning after spotting two box jellyfish

Drink drivers named and shamed

Police have found a staggering number of drivers have tested positive to drug use.

Drink driver caught four times over limit fined $1200.

Why mangroves are being cleared at port

Resident Grant Robertson sent this photo in of mangroves being cleared at Fisherman's Landing.

Mangroves cleared to make way for new roads

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OPINION: Meet a Muslim, share a barbie

Have you ever spoken to a Muslim? Met a refugee?

LETTER: When did we accept concentration camps here?

SHAME: One reader fails to see how a humane country like Australia can allow its treatment of refugee children.

How can we let this happen, asks a reader

OPINION: How many dead turtles will it take, Bundy?

Turtles attract thousands of tourists to our region every year, but a stray plastic bag can leave them dead.

Time to let go of the plastic bags

UPDATE: Readers respond to moving racecourse, showgrounds

Cox Plate Day held at Ferguson Park, Gladstone Turf Club.

Gladstone has a great history, here and overseas.

LETTER: Logs don’t have eyes, it's a croc

CROC SPOTTED: Angler Robbie Warren spotted this 3 metre croc at Toolooa Bends on Friday while putting out crab some pots.

HERB throws his support behind the believers --- it's a croc.

Doctors risking jail over hospitalised refugee child

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane.

Doctors won't release baby Asha until a safe home is found

Woman killed by rolling car at Pomona markets

Emergency Services: Ambulance, QAS, Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

A woman is dead after a car rolled down a hill at Pomona

Jail for driver high on pot who caused fatal crash

FILE SHOT: Bundaberg court house Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail

High on marijuana, Hew Reed Lewis, 31, got behind the wheel

'Love triangle’ led to violent outburst in Minyama street

A love triangle brewed into a violent outburst on a Minyama street

WATCH: Flying surfboard 'freaks out' pregnant wife

Sunshine Coast motorist describes terrifying moment of collision

Man to face court after stabbing mate in hip

Verbal argument escalated into physical fight before stabbing

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died

Antonin Scalia has been found dead at a resort ranch in Texas, age 79.

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died on a ranch, aged 79

Lone Pine ceremony axed from Anzac celebrations

Names on the memorial at Lone Pine.

The Government has announced it will axe the Lone Pine ceremony

Man left with two weeks to live after weight-loss product

Popular weight-loss product nearly killed a WA man

Simpler returns considered as way to ease tax burden

Economic growth and tax relief for working families, Mr Morrison said, would remain the government's key focus in the lead up to the budget but income tax cuts would be more "modest".

Federal Government considers tax cuts through simpler returns

Pope Francis visit to Mexico includes anti-pope sentiment

"666" adorning Pope Francis' face is not uncommon here

Turnbull forced to shake the Cabinet after 3 ministers quit

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces his new cabinet during a press conference in Sydney, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Prime Minister Turnbull was forced to reshuffle his cabinet after the resignation of three ministers.

The PM has announced his new ministry just behind Brough's departure

Sex and sleeping are Gwyneth Paltrow's beauty secrets

Gwyneth Paltrow

GWYNETH Paltrow says sex is her secret to looking good.

WATCH: Wild elephant goes on rampage in India

Residents claim the elephant destroyed 100 properties during melee

UK footballer pleads guilty to sex act with child

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court, England, (Peter Byrne/PA)

The Sunderland footballer, 28, denies two other charges

Was it a plane? What was it?

The KC-30A is a bulk carrier regularly used by the air force to carry fuel. Source: RAAF website.

Was it a plane? What was it?

Quirky tile seller has a way with humorous signs

Concept Tiles sales consultant Emma Manteufel, who creates the signs, is overwhelmed her handiwork has created such interest.

'Husbands choosing tiles must have note from wife'

OUCH! Lamborghini dream car crashed into by Merc

A black Mercedes-Benz rolled into a parked Lamborghini Aventador on Auckland's High St, apparently after the Mercedes driver struggled to reach for a parking machine. Photo / Supplied

"It was my dream car ... he crashed my dream car.''

‘Leave their pumpkins alone’ says magistrate

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Man found with stolen watermelons fined $75 for trespassing

Seven ridiculous Guinness World Records for Valentines Day

HOW DO I love thee? Let me count the ways.

BREAKING: Kids dump stolen car at Caloundra, flee on bus

POLICE Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times

Police searching for group of children at Caloundra

The Supernerd – one of the smartest men on television

Issa Schultz is The Supernerd on the TV series The Chase Australia.

ISSA Schultz, aka The Supernerd, is one of the stars of The Chaser.

Melancholy of marriage revealed in film 45 years

Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in a scene from the movie 45 Years.

THE film 45 Years is an intimate portrait of a shaken marriage.

Kanye West claims Taylor Swift approved Famous bitch line

West raps about having sex with Swift in Famous song

Dark times ahead for Long John Silver in Black Sails

Toby Stephens and Luke Arnold in a scene from season three of Black Sails.

AUSSIE Luke Arnold stars in Foxtel's high seas drama.

Maximum effort for anti-hero Deadpool

SEEING RED: Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) and Ryan Reynolds in a scene from the movie Deadpool.

Maximum effort for anti-hero Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds fell for Blake Lively on double date

They weren't on a date with each other when they clicked

Kyla, 15, takes off on her first solo circuit

FLYING HIGH: Kyla Burgess, 15, celebrates her first solo flight with her family Christine, Nathan and Lincoln Burgess. John McCutcheon

Kyla can’t drive herself to school but she can fly a plane solo

Romance far away but not forgotten

MISS YOU: Jo Beth Taylor and her partner Matt Bennell will be apart this Valentine’s Day.

Spare a thought for lovers who are spending today apart

Power boosts for Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint editions

SPRINT KING: The Falcon name set to go out with a bang with high performance XR6 and XR8 Sprint limited editions

345kW for XR8 Sprint and 325kW for XR6 Sprint specials

50 years ago we almost named our currency something awful

A Federal Government TV ad run as part of the education program to help ease the changeover toward the decimal currency.

You don't get much more tacky than some of our currency options

Inquiry welcome relief for black lung sufferer

HARD TIME: Black Lung disease sufferer Percy Verrall and his wife Daphne at their house near Ipswich yesterday. Mr Verrall, a former coal miner, is Australia’s first victim of black lung disease in 30 years. INSET: Percy Verrall covered in black dust during his days as a coal miner.

After years of campaigning, CFMEU sees move forward on black lung

Unions reject Essential Energy’s 800-job cut proposal

Union: More than 1000 jobs already slashed since 2013

Tax targets Netflix and other downloading entertainment

Draft laws introduced to Federal Parliament this week

Inflation fine as markets elsewhere lose confidence

Inflation isn't something Australia has to worry about just now

Gladstone coal exports at record level

General manager of operations John Coughlan, Tim Nicholls and Harry Kenyon-Slaney.

MILLIONS of tonnes of coal was exported last month.